No-Such-Thing: The Committee

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An historical fiction account of healing Multiple Personality Disorder. It chronicles one individual suffering 45 years of psychotic splits with reality and then healing; only by the Grace of God and Love that conquers all. It is timely yet astoundingly uniquely told in both therapist and client bi-lateral viewpoints. More

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About Cynthia Seasons

Cynthia was born in 1949. She currently resides in the Baja of Mexico while writing the sequel to No Such Thing: The Committee, as well as an epic trilogy of fantasy/romance chronicles along and compiling a collection of original poems.

She has a 1990 B.A in both Sociology and Religion from DePaul University-Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois, as well as Urban Politics studies at the graduate level from the School of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. She is a retired Federal agent specializing in interview and investigative field research. She is an activist for the homeless and lectures and advises interested entities on affordable low-income housing concepts.
She is a recipient of a milieu of awards including the 1989 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She is one of President George Bush Sr. and Gen. Colin Powell’s 1000 Points of Light in 1992 when she received the award for her advocacy with the homeless. She was a founding member of Lake County, Il. P.A.D.S. emergency shelter system; founding member of the award winning Redmond/Bellevue, WA. A.R.C.H. affordable housing consortium; City of Sedona, Arizona Housing Commissioner in 2003-5; as well as the Town of Jerome,AZ. Affordable Housing Coordinator and volunteer at the Town City Hall and tour guide. She is passionate about stemming the feminization of poverty prevalent in the United States.

She is the single parent of two sons, her first born having graduated the University of Southern Colorado and Post Grad degrees is a successful business entrepreneur; while her youngest son dabbles in the restaurant businesses of downtown Seattle and Miami areas. She is allowed to share her casita with her feline rescue companions, Siamese/Tabby, Tiger-Lily and Mexi-Mix midget, Gretchen.

Reviews

Review by: Dwight W. Hunter on March 23, 2013 :
Cynthia Seasons has hit a literary home run with this true-life book, No-Such-Thing:The Committee recounting her personal struggles condensed into one year of therapy to reconnect her mind splintered entities into a single being. Ms. Seasons uses a fictional character, Moriah Montgomery, as the platform for her alternate self in a fictional format to meld a cast of multiple personalities back into a single unified person. Some of the therapists noted in this work are real and their names are used with permission, while others are composites or fictional names.
Speaking as a retired psych nurse and counselor, in my opinion, Ms. Season’s has produced a seminal breakthrough work offering a window into the mystical realm of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). MPD as defined in the DSM-III published in 1980, as an individual having two or more definable personalities which may manifest separately from one or (another) other created personalities. Sub-personalities are created as a means to cope with severe trauma, anxiety and stress. Later versions of the DSM renamed this disorder as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) which Ms. Season’s uses in her book.
The reader, without a lengthy descriptive stage setting preamble, is immediately drawn into a non-world populated by Moriah and a committee of sub-entities planning Moriah’s demise. Ms. Season’s writing style reflects a high level of scholarship while at the same time demonstrates a rare talent for grabbing and holding the reader’s attention as she wades through the murky waters of psychiatric cant.
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Review by: Joyce Derby on March 13, 2013 :
Awesome story! The character, Moriah has put her heart and soul out there for all to see beneath the surface. Readers are able to go along for the ride of their life as Moriah fights to regain her true self.
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